Why We Should Always Put the Toilet Lid Down When We Flush

On average, people spend 3 months of their life in the bathroom. Whether we like it or not, going to the bathroom is a big part of our daily lives and there is still a hygiene mistake that is surprisingly common.

We studied how to flush the toilet safely and why it’s so important.

Avoid A Germ Cloud From Developing In Your Bathroom

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The researchers found that when you flush the toilet fecal matter and germs fly up to 15 feet. Scientists often refer to this aerosol effect as a “toilet plume.”

Research has shown that if you wash with the lid open, all surfaces in the bathroom are covered with infectious material.

So we hope you will close the lid or use the lid of a toothbrush otherwise it will become a home for bacterial organisms.

The Reason Why Toilet Plumes Are So Dangerous

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It’s not just about hygiene, our health is also under threat. Of all the germs that our bathrooms are contaminated with, the E. coli bacteria is the most dangerous.

It can infect anyone who enters the room in the next 4-6 hours. Some strains of E. coli can cause illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Chemicals won’t remove toilet plumes

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Cleaning all surfaces after every flush can be a possible solution. But, unfortunately, not only is it time and money consuming, cleaning chemicals are even more dangerous than the toilet plume itself.

When used in excess, they can irritate the lungs and burn the eyes and skin.

How To Fix It

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Following three simple rules will help you save health, money, and time.

  • Always close the lid before flushing the toilet.
  • Keep your toothbrush and other personal care products away from the toilet.
  • If you are using a restroom, try to get out while flushing.

Other Mistakes We Make In The Bathroom

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After using the toilet brush, make sure to dry it. The limited air circulation within the mount is an excellent environment for germ growth. Therefore, after each use, place the brush under the cover to dry.

Disinfect the toilet brush twice a month.

Try not to spend too much time in the bathroom, as doctors warn that this can cause hemorrhoids. This is because when you sit in the bathroom, your veins can fill with blood and feel immense pressure.

Do you close the lid before flushing the toilet? What are some other hygiene rules that you have recently discovered?

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